I don’t necessarily agree or disagree, but the truth is everyone is racist. It’s natural; and what I mean by that is everyone has strong preferences for those most like them. It is a natural human trait rooted in survival.
1 through 4 are simplistic basic statements, with layers and layers and layers of context needed to make any kinds of real evaluation of them. So I don’t really know what your point is. I certainly didn’t say any of these things, so this is not how I am spreading divisive information.
But neither will I lie or allow totally disingenuous statements to be made without challenge. There is most definitely a correlation between Trump and racism. The connection is not a simple one, but certainly it does exist.
Some people who voted for Trump are definitely blatantly racist. There is also such a thing as blatant racism. It’s not shocking. It’s not unheard of, it’s a very American thing like Apple 🍎 pie as you would say, but no one wants to say “Hey, I am as American as racism.” Because there’s some stigma to that, and people want to be racist, but they don’t want to have to carry the stigma attached to it.
Therefore, they try to eliminate the term, or argue that it doesn’t exist so they don’t have to intellectually deal with it in any way. And no one seems to want to embrace the label, except the Klan, which Trump does tentatively embrace, or at the very least certainly doesn’t reject, but that’s beside the point because in that regard Trump is just more honest and authentic than, say a George W. who insists, (with righteous indignation, no less!) that he’s not racist. He is. Almost every American is, whether they choose to admit it or not.
The problem is some people on “the left” want to deal with racism, talk about it, examine it etc. Honestly, if they do, that is their personal business. But “the right” finds this extremely threatening. They don’t want this done. Never have.
Trump has highlighted all these divisions, but they were always there, since 1776 and before. Voting for Trump doesn’t necessarily make anyone a racist perse, but it does exhibit a high degree of comfort with racism, and that is true no matter what your race.
A fair number of black and brown people voted for Trump. They are all pretty comfortable with racism as being a part of life. I imagine that they are hoping it doesn’t get turned against them, because really voting for Trump is voting against a part of your own self interest if you are a PoC. But evidently they believe they have something to gain from that vote, they could be right.
Number 5 — I have no idea what that is. Sounds like maybe a real life version of the Hand Maiden’s Tale, a science fiction novel of the Evangelical right enslaving women.
Well there are a tremendous amount of crazy ideas making the rounds and a tremendous amount of evidence to both support and refute, so all of this speaks to my point about how all information is being distorted by all parties involved, the left and right mimic each other in their hysteria. Trump has taken the phenomenon to an entirely new level, probably in imitation of Putin’s authoritarian style, which he admires. He has said so himself. But, that style is new to American politics. It’s not the way we operate here, and to have a President who lies A LOT, as you would say (as opposed to constantly, as I would say) is extraordinarily problematic to our system of government. It corrupts it deeply, and it’s not as if we were squeaky clean to begin with.
Fact of the matter is, much is changing very quickly, in all kinds of systems. This is causing extreme discomfort on both sides, but the right, by natural inclination is far more uncomfortable with drastic change, but the right has no solutions, beyond stop the change, turn back the clock. This is just not possible. So all this backlash against progressives as well as progressive industry is pointless. Progress is going to happen. It is inevitable. What it’s not going to do, most likely, is benefit a majority of the people.